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Old 05-05-13, 04:28 PM
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BOB w/ OMM Rack?

Has anyone out there figured out a way to use both a Bob trailer and an Old Man Mountain rack simultaneously? (Both attach using their own respective QR skewer.) I am about to do a short tour in which I'll need to use panniers and trailer (hauling gear for me and kids). I have other racks I can use, but I otherwise really like the OMM and am interested in hearing whether others have dealt with this problem.

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There are additional length skewers, all the way up to a set for Santana Tandems . contact Them Or BoB.

You may need the bags to set higher on the racks .. can you remount the hooks on your panniers lower?
that will give more clearance for the tow fork ..
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I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be wide enough and even so, requires a different fork for the trailer (If I remember correctly.) Anyway, I guess this is just academic at this point since I have a trusty old Tubus that can go on. I mainly just wanted to use the OMM since it hasn't been used much.
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Originally Posted by kesroberts
I think that even the Santana skewer wouldn't be wide enough and even so, requires a different fork for the trailer (If I remember correctly.) Anyway, I guess this is just academic at this point since I have a trusty old Tubus that can go on. I mainly just wanted to use the OMM since it hasn't been used much.
You can easily bend the Yak fork a small amount to whatever width desired (then unbend it later). The steel tubing used for BoB forks bends fairly easy - I bent a Santana fork to fit a 135 OLD frame using only my chest/arm strength in seconds.

Any rear-sized pannier will likely interfere with the trailer fork. Although it should still work, be aware of the potential for the constantly moving fork to wear holes through the pannier bottoms, and possibly cause wear or breakage at the pannier attachment points.
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